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Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Christchurch, at the end is a spit that creates the narrow entrance to Christchurch Harbour.
Hengistbury Head beach is a pebble beach below the imposing clay and ironstone cliffs, with the Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Not so much a beach holiday location but a good place to explore and go for walks along gravel paths throughout the nature reserve.
Facilities include pay and display car park, toilets, cafe and the Hengistbury Head Centre.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Hengistbury Head Beach.
- Water Quality
Bathing Water QualityWater samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Friday and Saturday, with temperatures rising to 14°C on Wednesday.Partly cloudy in the morning.Today's Forecast
3->1038% 48% 2 mph
7:30 am 4:17 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Nov 20th
10->1335% 81% 19 mph
7:31 am 4:16 pmOvercast throughout the day.Tuesday, Nov 21st
11->1322% 88% 16 mph
7:33 am 4:15 pmWindy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Nov 22nd
13->1430% 73% 24 mph
7:35 am 4:14 pmWindy throughout the day and light rain overnight.Thursday, Nov 23rd
12->1463% 69% 26 mph
7:36 am 4:13 pmWindy until afternoon and light rain in the morning and afternoon.Friday, Nov 24th
11->1486% 100% 24 mph
7:38 am 4:12 pmDangerously windy and mostly cloudy until afternoon.Saturday, Nov 25th
6->1268% 47% 18 mph
7:39 am 4:11 pmOvercast throughout the day.Sunday, Nov 26th
8->1119% 90% 17 mph
7:41 am 4:10 pm